WYD ’13 by the numbers -so far

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Here are some official numbers for World Youth Day ’13 in Rio reported by CNS.

  • 2.5 million people expected
  • 320,000 people have officially registered
  • Countries with the greatest numbers of pilgrims registered are Brazil, Argentina and the United States
  • 8,400 priests from all over the globe requested credentials
  • 5,500 journalists have been given credentials
  • 55 percent of registered pilgrims are women
  • 60 percent of those coming are ages 19-34. 
  • 300,000 beds were made available